Stephenie Young

Stephenie Young

Professional Details

Title: Associate Professor
Office: MH-228
Phone: 978-542-7258
Email: stephenie.young@salemstate.edu

Summer Courses

Cat. # Term Course # Title
1657 91 ENG794 Studies in Literature of the World

Professional Biography

Academic Biography:

Currently a research fellow (2015-2017) at the SSU Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies and an associate professor in the English Department, I joined the faculty of Salem State in the fall of 2008. I completed my M.A. and Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at the State University of New York, Binghamton, and earned my B.A. in Art History from California State University, Long Beach.

My current book project is about public truth and the contentious relationship among aesthetics, forensics and memorialization in photography from and about contemporary post-conflict regions, including Bosnia. With Adele Parker, I am also working on an edited collection that focuses on aesthetics and catastrophe in recent women's writing. Our co-edited collection Transnationalism and Resistance: Experience and Experiment in Contemporary Women's Writing  was published by Rodopi in 2013. 

Please see my personal website for further information about my publications and other activities. http://www.stephenieayoung.com

 

Professional Interests

Comparative Twentieth Century Literatures

Problems of Memory

Experimental Testimony (especially conflict/post-conflict narratives)   

Critical Theory

Aesthetics and Violence

The Forensic Imagination

Visual Art

Women's Writing

Holocaust Studies

Selected Publications

Book Chapter: "Performative Memory-Making and the Future of the Kestenberg Archive" in Understanding the Kestenberg Child Survivor Testimony Collection: Historical, Linguistic and Psychological Approaches. Oxford and New York: Berghahn Press. (forthcoming 2015).

Review: Margarita Saona's Memory Matters in Transitional Peru in Dissidences, Hispanic Journal of Theory and Criticism. (forthcoming 2015).

Review: Roberto Bolaño’s A Little Lumpen Novelita in Asymptote http://www.asymptotejournal.com/article.php?cat=Criticism&id=83&curr_index=0 (January 2015).

Edited Collection. Transnationalism and Resistance: Experience and Experiment in Contemporary Women's Writing. (New York/Amsterdam: Rodopi Press, 2013).

Book Chapter: “Transnationalism and a Post-Yugoslav Writer,” in Transnationalism and Resistance: Experience and Experiment in Contemporary Women's Writing. New York: Rodopi Press.(New York/Amsterdam: Rodopi Press, 2013)

Book Chapter: "Yugonostalgia and the Post-National Narrative." In The New Order of War. (New York/Amsterdam: Rodopi Press, 2010).

Selected Presentations

Invited Workshop Participant, "Bodies of Evidence: Forensics, Photography, and the Post-Yugoslav Document." Wiesenthal Institute, Vienna, Austria. June 2015.

Invited Participant, "Treacherous Territories: Translating Material Evidence in Post-Conflict Bosnia." Center for International Education, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. April 2015. 

"A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters I-XVIII: Forensic Aesthetics and the Transnational Document." American Comparative Literature Association. Seattle, WA. March 2015.

Invited Lecture, "Grave Anxieties: Forensics, Visual Art, and the Urgency for Memory in Post-Conflict Zones." Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies Lecture Series. Salem State University. March 2015. 

"In the Shadow of Mengele’s Skull: Forensics and Memorialization in Post-Conflict Bosnia." Transnational Holocaust Memory. University of Leeds, England. January 2015. 

 

 

Personal Interests

Travel, learning classical guitar, cycling, photography.